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    The Women of the Tabernacle

    At some point after the Tent of Meeting was built, women were designated to serve at its entrance. There is very little mention of these Tabernacle Women in scripture save for two scripture verses and possibly a third, fourth, and fifth. The First Biblical Reference for the Women of the Tabernacle He made the large basin of bronze and its pedestal of bronze from the mirrors of the women who served at the entrance of the tent of meeting. (Exodus 38:8 NET) And he made the laver of brass, and the base thereof of brass, of the mirrors of the serving women that did service at the door of the…

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    Eugene Peterson: On the Role of Women

    Eugene Peterson, best known for The Message, was a pastor for thirty years before becoming professor of spiritual theology at Regent. He’s also written some excellent ministry books including my favorite, Under the Unpredictable Plant.  Some years back I interviewed him, and here’s what he had to say on “the woman question.”   SG: Many are still formulating their views about where women fit into the theological world. Would you care to comment?   EP: Yes, in fact I would like to comment on that. It comes out of my history, too. I grew up in the Pentecostal church where [women preaching] was not unusual. It was pretty common. But my mother struggled with…